Mary Mattingly

American, b. 1978

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Mary Mattingly

American, b. 1978

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Through photography, sculpture, installation, and performance, Mary Mattingly imagines a dire post-apocalyptic future. In Mattingly’s imagination, humans are forced to live nomadically, scavenging the wreckage of civilization and living by their wits. She imagines (and sometimes develops) unique transportation solutions for her subjects, such as the Personal Flight Machine (2007) and Kart (2008), a shelter built on a bike In 2008, she also created the Waterpod™, an alternative living model that consisted of a movable, floating barge that could adapt to changing sea levels.

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Brooklyn Museum, and 1 more
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Artforum, and 2 more
Biography

Through photography, sculpture, installation, and performance, Mary Mattingly imagines a dire post-apocalyptic future. In Mattingly’s imagination, humans are forced to live nomadically, scavenging the wreckage of civilization and living by their wits. She imagines (and sometimes develops) unique transportation solutions for her subjects, such as the Personal Flight Machine (2007) and Kart (2008), a shelter built on a bike In 2008, she also created the Waterpod™, an alternative living model that consisted of a movable, floating barge that could adapt to changing sea levels.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Group
Group show at a major institution
Brooklyn Museum, and 1 more
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 2 more
Articles Featuring Mary Mattingly
These 10 Artists Are Making Urgent Work about the Environment
Apr 20th, 2020
An Artist’s Lush Floating Park Is Feeding New Yorkers This Summer
May 18th, 2017
What Artists Can Learn from Teaching
Nov 16th, 2016
Why Mary Mattingly Would Make the Perfect Companion, Post-Apocalypse
Sep 6th, 2013
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